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Vince Beiser

Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles. Vince has reported from over 100 countries, states, provinces, kingdoms, occupied territories, liberated areas, no man's lands and disaster zones. He has exposed conditions in California's harshest prisons, trained with troops bound for Iraq, ridden with the first responders to disasters in Haiti and Nepal and hunted down other stories from around the world for publications including Wired, The Atlantic, Harper's, The Guardian, GQ (UK), The Nation, Mother Jones, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. He is a current grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. "The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization" was released late last year.